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The Most Popular Funeral Song: Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"

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At the end of the Monty Python film The Life of Brian, the protagonist stands crucified by the Roman occupiers of Judea, falsely accused of insurrection.

Nothing in his life has gone according to plan. Now Brian's efforts will end in a slow, painful death. So he's feeling a bit depressed. But another crucifixion victim played by Eric Idle encourages him to look on the bright side of life. He sings a song along that theme, which is among the most famous in the Monty Python repertoire.

According to a study conducted by The Co-Operative Funeralcare, a British funeral company, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the most popular song played at funerals in the UK. You can watch that scene in the video embedded below.

(Video Link)

Video content warning: foul language.

-via Marginal Revolution

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